Stress Urinary Incontinence is the most common type affecting women and occurs when the muscles around the pelvis and sphincter are weakened or stretched. SUI often affects women who have had multiple pregnancies with vaginal childbirths or have had a hysterectomy.
Although there are a number of treatment options for Stress Urinary Incontinence, recent reports suggest the use of vaginal mesh implants should be avoided.
The FDA recently warned that transvaginal mesh devices used to repair stress urinary incontinence, bladder prolapse and other pelvic conditions can increase the risk of side effects with no benefit over alternative treatment options.
The health advisory came after researchers in several studies and the FDA received reports of a high percentage of women suffering post-surgical complications such as bowel perforation, bladder puncture, mesh erosion, bleeding, infection and vaginal bulging.
The health risks appear to be limited to the devices implanted through the upper vaginal wall, rather than those implanted through abdominal surgery. However, it is estimated that more than 300,000 women have undergone the transvaginal procedure in recent years.
Lawyers are currently helping those women suffering side effects from transvaginal mesh implants file lawsuits for their pain, suffering and medical costs. Millions have been recovered for victims so far, however, the time to file a case is limited.
Contact us today for more information about a mesh implant lawsuit and to speak with an attorney about your case.